Two drivers suffered injuries following a rear-end collision on Interstate 75. The accident happened early Thursday morning, June 10th. The Atlanta Police Department has not revealed the cause of the accident.
In a press release by the department, they disclosed that the officers responded to the accident scene at about 4:30 a.m. The crash happened near the Peachtree Battle Avenue overpass. When the officers arrived, they found a three-vehicle accident with injuries.
The preliminary investigation uncovered that a Dodge pickup was southbound on the interstate. A Hyundai Elantra traveling behind the vehicle then rear-ended it from behind. After the initial rear-end collision on Interstate 75, the Dodge pickup struck the barrier wall and a third vehicle.
The vehicle, a pickup, struck a large piece of debris from the collision. The driver of the Hyundai suffered severe injuries; the police said the motorist was in critical condition. The other two drivers suffered minor injuries, and medics took them to the hospital in stable condition.
The Atlanta Police Department Accident Investigation Unit responded at the crash scene and will head the investigation. There is no additional information.
A rear-end collision is one of the common types of motor vehicle accidents. Often, it happens as a result of speeding or following too closely (tailgating). Most times, the driver at the back is the one at fault for a collision of this nature.
However, there are times when the driver in front is the one responsible for the accident. This is why traffic agencies investigate motor vehicle collisions to determine the driver with liability. Since Georgia is a fault state, the liable driver will pay compensation to the accident victim.
To learn more about the liability of at-fault drivers and victims’ rights, contact our Georgia car accident attorneys.